The Challenge for Florida Panthers’ New Owners

November 18th, 2009 by Eric LaForge Leave a reply »
The Florida Panthers have been floating at the bottom of the standings for a long time. It’s not the players that are losing these games, it’s the management. If you were to ask me, I would consider the Panthers to be the worst managed team in the NHL.

As you probably know, the Florida Panthers now have two new owners that have said that they are committed to winning and are going to hold people accountable. That’s exactly what the team needs. They need an owner who will stop at nothing to win games.

It usually takes around five years to build a good team, and the Panthers have been at the bottom of the standings for as long as I can remember. That’s not the fault of the team, that’s the fault of the ownership. For example, take a look at the Pittsburgh Penguins who were dead last in the Eastern Conference a few years ago, and are now the defending Stanley Cup Champions.

Owners that are “committed to winning” are exactly what every team needs. If you ask me, a team can win or lose the Stanley Cup based on who owns the team.

What the two new owners for the Panthers have to accomplish is a lot. I’m sure that they are env ...

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